Laws for International Students

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Regulations

All international students with Student’s Pass must meet the following requirements:

  • He/She is only permitted to attend the course at the school that the students’ pass is approved.
  • He/She must have a minimum of 90% attendance each month or not absent from the course for 7 consecutive days without any reasons
  • He/She must not engage in any form of paid or unpaid activities that may contravene the stipulated conditions (including those stated in the Student’s Pass application form, In-principle Approval letter and Student’s Pass card) in which a Student’s Pass is issued (e.g. illegal employment).
  • He/She must surrender his/her Student’s Pass for cancellation within seven days from the date of cessation or termination for his/her students or course.

For more details of ICA regulations, please refer to the ICA website: www.ica.gov.sg

Relevant Singapore Laws
This include, but are not limited to, immigration requirements, laws on driving, drugs and alcohol abuse, employment, smoking, traffic and littering;

IMPORTANT: IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO EXCUSE TO BREAK THE LAW, THE RESPONSIBILITY LIES ON EVERYONE TO KNOW THE LAW
Immigration All International students studying in Singapore must have a valid passport and a Student Pass from ICA (Immigration and Checkpoint Authority).
Employment International students are not allowed to work in Singapore without a Work Pass Exemption from the MOM (Ministry of Manpower).
Driving All drivers must be in possession of a valid Singapore driving license and the vehicle must be insured.
Drugs Possession of Controlled Drugs is presumed to be for trafficking, an offence which can carry the death penalty.
Alcohol Abuse Any offence committed while being intoxicated (drunk) is punishable under the law. Drunk driving is a serious offence.
Smoking Smoking in specific public places and indoor restaurants is prohibited.
Traffic Jay walking is an offence.
Littering Littering, spitting and vandalism (with graffiti) in public areas are serious offences.

Committee of Private Education(CPE)
Student can refer to the CPE website at www.ssg.gov.sg for more information about private education institutes in Singapore.